OoC A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... The Saga Reborn. Episode I: Weapons of the Force Shortly before the Galactic Republic was reborn as the First Galactic Empire, CHANCELLOR PALPATINE declared the Jedi Order were a threat to peace and democracy. In secret, he commanded the Republic's Clone Army to initiate a secret military act known as "Order 66". Order 66 forced the Clone Troopers to eliminate all Jedi across the galaxy. Many of the Jedi perished during Order 66, but some managed to escape the Emperor's wrath. Fleeing across the galaxy, the Jedi took to hiding in the shadows while the newly formed Empire began to seek them out. Under the command of the Sith Lord DARTH VADER, an elite group of clones known as the 501st Legion, who performed many of the Jedi Executions and raided the Jedi Temple when the purge started, went in search of the remaining Jedi throughout the galaxy. Issued to track down the remaining Jedi during the construction of the Emperor's ultimate weapon, DARTH VADER aboard his SUPER STAR DESTROYER, took the 501st Legion around the galaxy, eliminating any remaining members of the Jedi Order. However, something much more sinister then the purge of the Jedi is in the works. Kept secret from even his apprentice, EMPEROR PALPATINE has sent out a special group of Stormtroopers to seek out planets with strong Force energies. Only time will tell what he has planned... ------- Sitting along in his throne room at Coruscant, Darth Sidious looked over at the city. A dark smile was slowly spreading across his face, looking over at the amazing area which now belonged to him. His empire. Thanks to years of careful planning and acting in the shadows, his hard work had finally paid off. Chancellor Palpatine was what they use to call him. A title which he acquired after convincing the ruler of the Naboo, Queen Amidala, to push for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Veloren. At the time, Veloren was on the payroll of the Trade Federation and praised the idea of leading the democracy. He was a good leader, albeit a little cowardly and rotten thanks to his constant bribes. However, Sidious needed to be in full control of the Senate for what he had planned. After Veloren was taken down, "Palpatine" did exactly what needed to be done. Needless to say, the authorities found him days later, dead. An apparent bounty hunter attack, most likely committed by Jango Fett. The explosion had Fett written all over it, although they never truly found out who had done it. However, a pattern soon began to arise. With every new political leader who tried to take his place, Sidious sent another bounty hunter to kill him or her off. For each leader that was murdered, came an excuse. Not paying off their debt to a Hutt, speeder accidents, and political assassination were all reasons why the leaders were killed. Palpatine saw to it that sometimes the bounty hunter responsible was caught, and other times they got away scot free. Whatever he did to keep himself in power, Darth Sidious made sure it was done in a way so that nothing led back to himself. By the time the Clone Wars ended, he had been Chancellor way longer then any before him. Without any to oppose him or run opposite Palpatine in the election, the Chancellor remained his position and his alone. Then, came the fateful day. The Jedi had come to overthrow him, so he naturally took care of them along with his new apprentice, Darth Vader. The two then set out to eliminate all Jedi from the galaxy with three simple words to the Clone Battalions: "Execute Order 66". Success came easier then he could have ever imagined, especially with the aid of his brand new apprentice. While Darth Vader failed to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi, he had proven himself to be extremely powerful when dealing with the leftover Jedi in the Jedi Temple, as well as destroying the leaders of the Separatist army. Just as he began to think about how Darth Vader, despite having not yet completed his training, was now teaching an apprentice all he knew, a voice echoed from his office doorway. "Mi'lord? Bravo Team has reported back from the planet Yavin IV. They say that they've located an abandoned Sith Temple with strong force-energy emanating from it." called out a Stormtrooper who had entered the room while Sidious was distracted. This was no ordinary Stormtrooper however. He was one of the leftover troopers from the 501st legion, specifically ordered to work for Sidious as a member of his personal battalion. Slowly turning his head towards the trooper, Palpatine nodded and said "Excellent. Send a transmission to them immediately. Tell them to start analyzing the surrounding area for signs of sentient life before proceeding with their mission.", slowly walking towards the trooper. "Yes sir." said the Stormtrooper as he bowed to the Sith Lord, then turned around. Just as he was about to leave, the Emperor spoke once more. "Send a transmission to Lord Vader as well. I have important matters I wish to speak about with him. Instruct him that he must also bring along "Jan Oorden"." explained the Emperor as the Stormtrooper nodded once more and exited the room. Slowly turning to face his office, Palpatine proceeded towards his holo projector and activated it, closing and locking the office door behind him. Broadcasting to the Super Star Destroyer, Emperor Palpatine patiently waited for Darth Vader and his apprentice to answer the call.